Discriminatory Health Insurance Policy Found Unlawful by Appeals Court

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – A recent ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals highlighted a case of discrimination against a transgender employee by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office. The court found that the sheriff’s office policy denying coverage for gender-affirming care was discriminatory. Anna Lange, a long-time employee of the sheriff’s office, faced challenges with the county’s health insurance plan when she transitioned in 2017. Lange’s doctors recommended gender reassignment surgery as medically necessary. However, …

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Discriminatory Health Care Denial for Transgender Individuals Ruled Unconstitutional

Charleston, West Virginia — A federal appeals court decision has deemed West Virginia’s and North Carolina’s refusal to cover certain health care for transgender individuals with government-sponsored insurance as discriminatory. In a ruling likely to be brought before the U.S. Supreme Court, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond determined that the coverage exclusions based on gender identity and sex are not substantially related to an important government interest. The case involved the …

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Retirement Benefits Trap: US Government’s Discriminatory Rule Penalizes Working Seniors

Los Angeles, California – Many American workers approaching the age of 62 may be unaware of the complexities and restrictions surrounding their eligibility for Social Security retirement benefits. While the Social Security system promises financial support to those who have paid into it for at least ten years, certain regulations can limit the ability to receive these benefits if not followed precisely. For individuals under the full retirement age of 67, the government imposes strict …

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